Keep off the grass? : developing recreational access management strategies for the Walk for a Day trail in Austin, Texas
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The Walk for a Day trail will pass over land, the Water Quality Protection Lands, established to protect the sensitive karst aquifer. The trail requires specific management due to the sensitive nature of the karst landscape. This paper explores access management techniques and case studies to develop recommendations for management of the Walk for a Day trail. This paper concludes that by utilizing techniques such as Limits of Acceptable Change and spatial management strategies, and encouraging strong stakeholder participation it is possible to develop a recreational trail on sensitive public land.